Deep learning software knows that a rose is a rose is a rosa rubiginosa

flower-project-diagram We can’t all be botanists, unfortunately, but most of us do have smartphones, and that may be a start. A computer vision system built by Microsoft Research Asia can identify thousands of species of flowers with nothing but a picture. Read More

The Hidden Meanings Behind the Set Designs of the RNC and DNC

The Democrats had, arguably, more human firepower. But the Republicans had spectacle. The post The Hidden Meanings Behind the Set Designs of the RNC and DNC appeared first on WIRED. Continue reading

The Hidden Meanings Behind the Set Designs of the RNC and DNC

The Democrats had, arguably, more human firepower. But the Republicans had spectacle. The post The Hidden Meanings Behind the Set Designs of the RNC and DNC appeared first on WIRED. Continue reading

Clinton Got 2 Million People to Troll Trump in One Day

This digital experiment was not, it seems, a “major loser.” The post Clinton Got 2 Million People to Troll Trump in One Day appeared first on WIRED. Continue reading

Nintendo’s Next Game Console Might Be a Tablet That Connects to Your TV. That’s a Great Move

Eurogamer reports that Nintendo’s NX machine is a combination of portable and home gaming. This would be Nintendo’s best play in an uncertain world. The post Nintendo’s Next Game Console Might Be a Tablet That Connects to Your TV. That’s a Great Move a… Continue reading

iPhone, iPad and Mac sales are down, but Apple only cares about services now

iPhoneSESide Apple just reported its Q3 2016 earnings, and investors are sending its stock through the roof. While the company managed to beat analysts’ expectations, Apple is selling less iPhones, iPads and Macs than last year during the same period. The long period of endless growth on all product lines is definitely over. Read More

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Program your own self-driving racer with FormulaPi

giphy-1-1 Self-driving race cars are a few years away but why not simulate the roar of robotic Formula 1 cars with a little Raspberry Pi magic? The folks at Piborg are offering the opportunity for hackers and makers to try and drive their own autonomous car brain in a centralized race. They’ve launched a Kickstarter and they’re looking for folks to download the autonomous racing code, modify… Read More

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Some last-minute thoughts about Apple’s earnings

shutterstock apple shanghai china In about an hour, Apple will announce its quarterly earnings. So you’ll soon be able to read all about it on TechCrunch as we have a team ready to look at all these numbers and find out if they’re moving up or down. But I’m going to use this opportunity to give you a few thoughts about what’s going to happen and what you should look for. Read More

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Every One of Us Can Struggle With Food—But Solutions Are Coming

Every One of Us Can Struggle With Food—But Solutions Are Coming

All of us face some form of food struggle—how to eat pleasurably, ethically, and healthfully. WIRED is here to help. The post Every One of Us Can Struggle With Food—But Solutions Are Coming appeared first on WIRED. Continue reading

Facebook Frees Its VR Camera to Push 360 Video Everywhere

Facebook envisions a day when anyone can broadcast a VR version of their lives right in the moment. But getting there will take a whole lot of cameras. The post Facebook Frees Its VR Camera to Push 360 Video Everywhere appeared first on WIRED. Continue reading